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Old 11-16-2011, 16:05   #11
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Hello joinkoi,

Everyone here is so helpful. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in October. It runs on my moms side really bad. I never thought I would be here but here I am and I like talking to the members and getting their feed on things when I can not get the answers else where. My mom is type 2 and sometimes it helps me to have someone near that knows what I am going through. I wish we all did not have to be a part of this site for the reason we are here but we are here and helping each other the best we can. So welcome and I hope you get the answers you need.

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:15   #12
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My doctor did warn, however, that NO ONE loses weight between November and January... heh heh. I had to chuckle at that. I'm going to try despite that prophecy.
Hi John!

I'm new here too...was just diagnosed about two weeks ago.

And while my mother is diabetic, she's also a nut-case and I can't really talk to her about this. It would worry her too much. So, the folks around me that I can talk to can't quite understand how powerful such a diagnosis is. I came looking for a "diabetes home" and so far feel very comfortable here.

Anyway, I had to pull out your doctors comment! Just saw my endo for the first time on Monday. And I am doing my damndest to lose weight by my next visit (in January). Wii fit and watching what I eat are hopefully going to get me there even with the holidays and my love for baking.

It CAN be done...it just takes determination!

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:17   #13
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I feel as though my body and I are at war with each other.
It simply breaks my heart when I read from new fellow diabetics. I've been battling this stupid disease for many years but yet I haven't forgotten one bit how lost, alone, and utterly overwhelmed I was back then. I can relate to what you're going through.

You've come to the right place! Hello and welcome!!

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:53   #14
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What got me at first was the mileage may vary/everyone is different. Just made it frustrating and confusing as to what works.
I think this IS really disconcerting for people to realize that, to get the best control, they need to use their own meters & figure out the effect of their own meals on their own blood sugar. There are no shortcuts & nobody else can map it out for us. Yeah, that can be intimidating and VERY frustrating!




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Old 11-17-2011, 12:04   #15
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I think this IS really disconcerting for people to realize that, to get the best control, they need to use their own meters & figure out the effect of their own meals on their own blood sugar. There are no shortcuts & nobody else can map it out for us. Yeah, that can be intimidating and VERY frustrating!
It seems doctors don't agree with this method. Their approach is more of a 'one size fits all' treatment. I hate that!

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Old 11-17-2011, 19:55   #16
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Thanks for the update - great news!

I was high at diagnosis like you were, a bit higher but who's counting, and my diabetes is fairly well-controlled without insulin. With what I know now though, I think I would've asked for insulin at first to give my battered pancreas a rest.

You said in your first post that you'd like to take less insulin (you've done that!) or not be dependent at all. If that's still something you want, it doesn't necessarily have to take a long time to get there. I know I couldn't have without going low-carb (not 'less' grain but basically no grain) - there are plenty of trade-offs to consider.

Good to see you, and a diabetic Thanksgiving sounds delicious!

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Hi John welcome from me also, it sounds like you are doing really well with your diet & exercise which is paying off.
Keep up the good work & keep us posted.
Also have you checked out the recipe section on here as there are some good alternatives to what most of us were previously chomping on in out pre D lives!
Take care

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hi John and welcome to the forum

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